Sweet Finish #HoneSweetHome

Whew, It’s over. We’re finished, at least with the stressful pieces. Today we completed the three course practical exam: five hours to prepare the the prescribed appetizer, entree, and dessert featuring an amalgamation of the of techniques exposed over the course of the past 3 1/2 weeks: knife cuts (yikes), wet and dry heat cooking,…

#FarewellJapan

Japan has been a great, trying, fulfilling time in my life. I give little credit to the places I’ve seen and the foods I’ve tasted though. I thank God for the people He’s introduced me to and the lessons I’ve learned and applied. Thank you my JapanFam for your love, help, support, inspiration and open…

WisdomTeeth #SweetToothTokyo

Originally posted on Tip of the Tongue:
Not the biggest sucker for sweets; if I’m gonna eat them, it’s gotta be worth it- rich, decadent, and doubtlessly dessert. So far in Japan, many desserts have left me longing for more- and likely to contain bean paste which is weird for us Westerners, granted that’s beginning…

Ticked Off

Mm. Hey Good Lookin’  Been a long time. Sorry to keep you waiting. Wanted to talk about Chopped. Got a little caught up, my typing time given to discussion posts and research papers. Also taken aback by our loss of Tony B. I intended to right him a homage- should have at least re-posted from…

Hangin’ at Nanjya Monjya #YoCafe

  One social media pro that seems to be keeping on the pulse of what to do in Japan is Red Duck Post. I tried to get them to let me tag along but they left me hanging. I think though that I’ve only made it to one of their suggested destinations: Nanjya Monjya Cafe….

On the Horizon

We’ve gone for a spin through the Kinjo checking out some neighborhood favorites. (Do you remember what Kinjo means?) And this week has taken me for a spin. But I didn’t intend to go an entire week without a post. So just stopping into to share some ideas of what we’ll explore next. I’m not sure if it’s…

Where’s the SLURPEES?: 7 Eleven #MyKinjo

Alright, I’ll admit I didn’t do my homework, so this post is going to depend your participation. It’s been years since I walked into an American 7Eleven, and when I did,, it was for a SLURPEE and the 7Elevens here don’t seem to have any- so far. SO what do they have? Among friends who…

Shout Out to Pops

I’ve been gone too long. This past week has been heavy. To make up for it, I do have some projects under development. But I’d like to take some time to share some of the foods whose memories I owe to my father. I told you about his preparation of BBQ chicken,  his love off coffee-…

Didn’t Forget

Didn’t forget about you. The Tip of the Tongue hasn’t dried up and the TasteBuds haven’t gone numb. I’m one device down but next post coming very soon!

The Way of the Kitchen

The time spent completing writing assignments for school has stolen the time I’d spend writing for you. So I figured I’d share with you at least the fruits of my labor. The assignment was to pick a form of media and to define the culture that created it and the culture that it’s created: Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman

Slurping Noodles, Sipping Sake, and Seeing the Sights

I hope your Friday was good and your Sunday miraculous. I had the privilege of hosting my sister here in Japan last week. Having her here allowed me to appreciate my growth in knowledge of the Japanese language and culture compared to her blank slate. This is no mockery of her entertaining attempts to live…

Tight Spaces: More Observations of Japan

Fish grill This one drives me crazy but it’s pretty cool and convenient. It drives me crazy because all but one (the one I ended up in) of the houses and apartments I looked at didn’t have an oven. The only option available to the home cooks in Japan is the fish grill! I mean,…